Shortly before 9:30 PM Thursday night multiple calls came in for a structure fire at 635 W. Ridge Road in Gary.
On arrival crews were met with heavy fire on the second and third floors of the building which are apartments. Gary Firefighters rescued multiple people from the second floor as neighbors and residents said one person was still inside.
The Lake County Coroner confirmed one individual did not make it out of the building. The identity of the victim is pending. The Indiana State Fire Marshal was also called out to the scene.